Our 2023 list of the Top 25 Online MBA Programs in the South. We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas. For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|University of Florida
|North Carolina State University
|Florida State University
|University of Miami
|Louisiana State University
|Mississippi State University
|Florida International University
|University of Mississippi
|University of South Florida
|Loyola University New Orleans
|West Virginia University
|University of Tennessee at Martin
|Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
|Auburn University at Montgomery
|North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
|Arkansas State University
|East Carolina University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) is home to the AACSB-accredited Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler), which has been serving students for more than 100 years. The School houses 1,200 undergraduates and 1,800 graduate students enrolled in more than a dozen programs. This includes a STEM-designated Online MBA known as the MBA@UNC.
Launched in 2011, this 62 credit hour program provides the opportunity to customize the curriculum to support students goals. Six concentration options are available including Data Analytics and Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Strategy and Consulting, and Finance. Students also have access to 36 electives through UNC Kenan-Flagler and electives from other disciplines to create a custom concentration.
Elective examples include Global Brand Strategy, Python for Business Analytics, Storytelling to Influence and Inspire, Managing Innovation, Technology Strategy and Business Innovation, Data Analytics, Design and Delivery of Healthcare Systems, Consulting Skills and Frameworks, Responsible Leadership, Economies, Global Finance and Emerging Markets, Derivatives, and Business Modeling.
Students in all established and custom concentration areas will take core courses such as Business Communication, Operations, Analytical Tools for Decision Making, Leading and Managing, and Strategic Economics.
Other MBA@UNC features include interactions with professors and peers during on-campus summits, live online class sessions, internships, and experiential learning programs in major business centers such as London, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Istanbul.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill houses other experiential learning programs such as Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) and Doing Business In (DBI). STAR students will work in teams, with one student serving as Project manager, on projects for real companies. Just a few STAR partners include Coca-Cola, NASCAR, UnitedHealthcare, Lenovo, KIND, and Procter & Gamble.
DBI provides the opportunity to study abroad at a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA exchange partner school. DBI students will spend one to three weeks exploring how business is conducted in a global setting. Examples of DBI topics and locations include: Sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark; Innovation Week in Vienna, Austria; Digital Marketing in Helsinki, Finland; General Management in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Doing Business in China at Peking University.
The MBA@UNC can be completed in 18 to 36 months. Part-time and full-time schedules are available as well as GMAT waivers. With a 96% job placement rate within three months of graduation, MBA@UNC graduates land positions with more than 280 employers each year. Program alumni have been hired at places such as Amazon, Samsung, Nestle, Lenovo, Merck, Microsoft, Apple, Epic Games, Ernst & Young, Intel, IBM, Humana, Barclay’s, Ei Lily and Company, Google, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co., Walmart, US Military, Goldman Sachs, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, Dell, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Cognizant, Intuit, Lenovo, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Tesla, and DaVita.
Founded in 1789, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its first students in 1795, becoming the only public university in the U.S. to award degrees in the 18th century. Today, UNC-Chapel Hill serves approximately 31,540 students enrolled more than 250 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs across 15 colleges and schools. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
In 1999, Warrington College of Business at University of Florida (UF) became one of the first schools to offer a fully AACSB-accredited, 100% online MBA program. Today, students have two options: the Accelerated 16-month Online MBA and the Traditional 24-month Online MBA. The Accelerated UF MBA is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in business within seven years before applying for the program. This option is also open to students in the University of Florida Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) Master’s program. Both options require at least two years of full-time professional work experience, and there are no required campus visits.
Courses for the UF Warrington Online MBA are organized across four Modules and students have the option to expand their studies through career-focused specializations. Examples include Human Capital, Strategy, Real Estate, Marketing, Business Analytics, Supply Chain, and Finance. Specializations are provided through Hough Graduate School of Business.
The UF Warrington Online MBA provides additional opportunities to specialize in different areas through the programs required elective courses. In the first year of the Traditional program, students will take three elective courses. In the second year, students will complete six elective courses.
All Online MBA students will complete one experiential learning course. A few options include The Washington Campus, the online business simulation, a Global Immersion Experience (GIE), or an on-campus elective.
Graduates of the Online MBA program at University of Florida receive employment offers within three months of graduation and more than 90% accept offers before graduation. Program alumni are recruited by companies in sectors such as Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, Manufacturing, and Retail. Some top hiring companies for graduates across all UF MBA programs include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Amazon, Merck, 3M, Home Depot, IBM, ExxonMobil, UPS, Lowe’s, General Mills, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Owens Corning, Porsche Consulting, Walmart, and Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Founded in 1858 as Gainesville Academy, University of Florida opened with just over 100 students. Today, UF is a top 10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university that serves 60,795 students enrolled in more than 300 programs across 16+ colleges and schools. University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Auburn University (AU) is home to the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, which serves 6,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from more than 35 countries. The College has an MBA with four options including On-Campus, Online, Executive, and Physicians Executive.
One of oldest distance MBAs in the nation, the Harbert College Online MBA consists of an optional three-day orientation at the beginning of the program and a three-day on campus residency on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before graduation. Coursework for the program is delivered 100% online through CANVAS (Auburn’s distance learning platform), and it takes an average of 31 months to complete the required 13 courses, with the option to take up to six years.
Courses for the Auburn Online MBA are taken at the student’s own pace, with most online participants taking one or two classes each semester. The curriculum includes a mix of core business classes and business electives. Course examples for the program include Strategic Analysis & the Competitive Environment; Tech Aspects of Big Data; Operations Excellence through Supply Chain and Quality; Global Financial Markets; Information Technology for Competitive Advantage; Organizational Leadership & Change; Project Management; and Information Technology Auditing.
The final semester of the Online MBA at Auburn University includes a Capstone Course, where groups of MBA students provide consultation to a number of real businesses on various topics.
In addition to optional concentrations in Information Systems, Finance, or Business Analytics, this AACSB-accredited program offers dual degrees (MBA/MS) in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Finance, and Information Systems. Students may also enroll in a graduate certificate to complement the Online MBA. Certificates range from nine to 24 credit hours. Examples include Cybersecurity Management, Supply Chain Management Innovation, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Operations, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Planning, and Accountancy.
Auburn University welcomes more than 400 corporate partners to campus each year. Across programs, graduates are usually employed in their field or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation. Auburn University alumni have gone on to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, astronauts, actors, Supreme Court justices, and even governors. Just a few famous Auburn business alumni include Apple CEO Tim Cook; Don Logan Former Chairman of Time Warner Cable; Joe Forehand, former Chairman and CEO of Accenture; Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity; and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.
Chartered in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, Auburn University is the first land-grant college in the South in 1872. Today, AU serves a diverse population of approximately 31,765 students, making it one of the largest universities in the region. Auburn University offers 150 majors and programs across more than a dozen colleges and schools. Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Established in 1992, Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University (NC State) serves more than 3,500 students. Of this, approximately 100 students are enrolled in the college’s Professional Online MBA. Known as the Jenkins MBA and AACSB-accredited, the program attracts professionals with an average eight years of experience with degrees in fields such as Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Math & Science.
Consisting of 40 credit hours, the Jenkins Online MBA requires just two three-day residencies at NC State’s main campus in Raleigh. Otherwise all coursework for this STEM-designated program may be completed entirely online. Active duty military personnel may waive the residency requirement and replace it with elective courses. Both accelerated and flexible program options are available, allowing students to complete the program in as few as 21 months or up to six years. Start times are in the fall or spring semester.
Courses for the Jenkins Online MBA are accessible through WolfWare—NC State’s online learning management system. This learning platform utilizes tools such as Zoom, streaming video files, Moodle, and discussion boards. In addition, students will connecting with peers, professors, and guest speakers through online presentations, live video, and podcasts.
Outside of the class, students will have opportunities to work in virtual teams on group projects and meet with professors through online chat, email, a virtual collaborative space, and by phone. Jenkins online students receive technical support through the NC State DELTA Department and they have access to the Jenkins Career Management Center.
Other program features include internship opportunities; required practicums with corporate partners; the opportunity to specialize in an area through required electives; optional participation in the Study Abroad Program, which includes global experiences designed for MBA students in places such as Brazil, South Africa, and Germany; and access to seven Certificate programs.
Options include the SAP University Alliance (UA) Program; Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization; Business Analytics; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Business Leadership; and Finance.
Graduates of the Jenkins MBA Program at North Carolina State University are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or new leadership positions across industries. Program alumni enjoy a near 100% employment rate within three months of graduation.
Some of the top hiring companies for Jenkins MBA graduates include IBM, Lowe’s, and Bank of America. Graduates have also been recruited by Apple, Hanesbrands Inc., Chevron, American Airlines, Bayer, and Nestle Purina.
North Carolina State University employs 9,000+ faculty and staff members that serve more than 36,000 students, making it the largest university in the University of North Carolina System. Established in 1887 as a land-grant institution focusing in agriculture and engineering, NC State offers more than 300 degree programs across 11 colleges, 68 departments, and The Graduate School. North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Clemson University (Clemson) has an Online MBA designed specifically for professionals with 2+ years of work experience who are looking to change careers or earn more with their current employer. Launched in 2019, the Online MBA at Clemson is provided through the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and students can complete the program on a flexible part-time schedule.
The Clemson Online MBA is AACSB-accredited and features opportunities to earn a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, or Reliability Engineering; access to technology training, including workshops in Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite; participation in career services workshops ranging from mock interviews to resume reviews; and the Innovative Leadership Series, featuring local and national business leaders covering topics related innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, analytics, and leadership.
Clemson Online MBA students will also attend conferences and seminars such as MBA Seminar: Managing Your Career; they will participate in networking events; and study abroad in places such as Rome, Paris, and the UK. Participation in the Clemson Study Abroad Program is optional.
Graduates of the Online MBA program at Clemson University enjoy a 95% job placement rate. Some of the top hiring companies for Clemson MBA alumni include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Bank of America, Ally Financial, and Medtronic.
Founded in 1889, Clemson University opened in 1893 as Clemson Agricultural College. On the first day of classes, the school welcomed 446 students. Today, Clemson serves approximately 27,340 students enrolled in more than 80 majors, 90+ minors, and more than 130 graduate degree programs. Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Florida State University (FSU) houses the College of Business (COB). Founded in 1950, the COB is one of the nation’s youngest business schools. The College serves close to 7,000 students enrolled in 16 academic degrees across five departments, and eight research centers and institutes. More than 1,000 students are enrolled in the COB’s master’s degree programs, with hundreds enrolled in the MBA Program. Six formats are available, including Accelerated, Evening Part-Time, JD/MBA, MSW/MBA, Part-Time Online, and Part-Time Online/Real Estate Specialization.
The Online MBAs require 39 credit hours of study, including 27 credit hours in the core. Course examples include Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Financial Reporting and Managerial Control, Strategy and Business Policy, Information and Technology Management, and Business Conditions Analysis.
Students in the Real Estate Specialization will also take Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Investment. Real Estate students will also choose an additional course from a list of MBA options offered each semester. Examples include Risk Management and Insurance, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.
The Part-Time Online MBA (without the Real Estate Specialization) provides the option to specialize in a number of other areas. This includes Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance (RMI), Business Analytics, and Healthcare Management. Students who choose the RMI Specialization will choose between two Tracks: Financial Planning and Risk Management.
All FSU COB MBA students may participate in the Global Business Seminar for Graduate Students. This study abroad experience includes travel to Seoul, South Korea to explore major corporations such as Samsung Electronics, Kia, Hyundai, and LG. The Online MBA also features several cultural excursions.
Graduates of Florida State University have an overall placement rate of 96%. Some of the top employers of FSU graduates include BDO USA, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PwC, Walt Disney Company, KPMG, PepsiCo, Target Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, L3Harris Technologies, ALDI, inc., Techtronic Industries (TTI), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Publix, Insight Global, the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Founded in 1851 and serving approximately 44,600 students, Florida State University is one of the oldest and largest universities in Florida. The school provides 276 degree programs across 16 colleges and schools. With more than 100 campuses, centers, and institutes across the state and around the world, Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
University of Miami (UM) is home to Herbert Business School, which is one of just five business schools in the entire U.S. with EQUIS accreditation. The school is also AACSB-accredited. Within the Herbert School is an Online MBA Program that can be completed in just 20 months full-time or 28 months part-time. An accelerated option allows students to complete the Online MBA in just 16 months. Program features include a participation in real-world international business case studies; a globally focused curriculum; participation in networking events; collaborative projects; and learning through a combination of live online classes, asynchronous coursework, and virtual and in-person immersion experiences.
The curriculum for the UM Herbert Online MBA program consists of 42 credits. Course examples include Innovative Business Strategies for Future Leaders; Management of Digital Transformation; Responsible Business; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Fundamentals of Finance; and Foundations of Marketing Management.
The GMAT is not a requirement for admission to the UM Herbert Online MBA and students may start the program in September, January, or May.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at University of Miami have gone on to work for major companies and financial institutions such as American Express, Deutsche Bank, Norwegian Cruise Line, Viacom, Carnival, Capital One, IBM, Visa, Amazon, Capital One, Coca Cola, Mastercard, Miami Heat, and Citi.
Chartered in 1925, University of Miami is a private research university with three campuses across Miami-Dade County including Coral Gables (main), the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus near downtown Miami, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay. The school serves more than 19,000 students enrolled in nearly 350 undergraduate majors, master’s, and doctoral programs across 12 colleges and schools. University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Louisiana State University (LSU) is home to E.J. Ourso College of Business, which has a 100% Online MBA with three in-demand specializations. Students can select one option from the following: Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, and Healthcare Management. Students pursuing Data Analytics or Emerging Technology can also earn a graduate certificate without taking any additional courses.
Known as the Flores Online MBA, this 36 credit hour AACSB-accredited program features a project-based curriculum, with students engaging with peers and faculty through LSU’s Distance Learning Platform. Course examples include Strategic Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Managerial Statistics, Leadership, Business Law, Cost Accounting, and Marketing Management.
Other program features include STEM designation; six start dates annually; and opportunities to engage with LSU partners such as Amazon, Turner Industries, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Quality Matters (QM), Guild, the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and Penhall Company.
Students may complete the Flores Online MBA at Louisiana State University in as few as 18 months. Graduate are prepared to pursue leadership roles across industries or advancement opportunities in their current careers.
Louisiana State University was founded in 1860 as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy. The flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, LSU serves approximately 37,355 students enrolled in more than 330 programs across 18 colleges, schools, centers, and LSU Online. Louisiana State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Established in 1915, the College of Business at Mississippi State University (MSU) is the oldest business school in the south. This AACSB-accredited College has more than 35,000 alumni from all 50 states and 142 countries. Within the College are more than 40 majors, minors, concentrations, and specialized programs across all areas of business. Among the College’s programs is an MBA that can be completed entirely online.
Consisting of 30 credit hours, the program explores areas such as Strategic Management in a Competitive Environment, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Leadership, Business Decision Analysis, Marketing, Accounting, and Management. Course examples include Strategic Marketing Management, Corporate Finance, Financial & Accounting Report Analysis, Leadership Skills, Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management, and Business Decision Analysis.
MSU Online MBA students have the option to enroll in Spring, Summer, or Fall. The program typically takes two years to complete, but students who have completed all undergraduate prerequisites can finish in as few as 18 months. Prerequisite courses are also available online.
Graduates of the Online MBA Program at Mississippi State University are prepared to pursue leadership roles across industries. Examples include Compliance Manager, Operations Manager, Administrative Services Manager, Financial Manager, Purchasing Manager, Business Intelligence Manager, Chief Executive, Business Manager, Management Analyst, and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Mississippi State University was founded in 1878 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. The school serves approximately 23,085 students enrolled in more than 175 programs leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Programs at Mississippi State University are housed across eight academic colleges including Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art, and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Bagley Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Florida International University (FIU) is home to the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, which has an Online MBA program with three options. All are designed for busy, working professionals and include the Online Healthcare MBA, the Professional MBA Online, and the Professional MBA Online with a Specialization in Sports Management.
The Professional Online MBA (PMBA Online) features an optional two-day residency in Miami, During this in-person event, students will have the opportunity to engage with expert speakers on current topics in business; participate in team-building workshops, case studies, and networking events; and attend an etiquette luncheon. The Residency is included in tuition.
Depending on whether the student attends full- or part-time, prerequisite requirements, and other factors, the FIU Online PMBA may be completed in as few as 18 months.
The Online Healthcare MBA is an 18-month program that focuses on the practical applications and theories of business and management within healthcare settings. The Professional MBA (PMBA) Online has three different pacing tracks, allowing students to choose a pace that fits their schedule. Three Professional Development Seminars (PDS) are required in the first eight-week term of the program. These include Professional Development I – Presentation Skills Seminar, Professional Development II – Collaboration in the Virtual Age, and Professional Development III - Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt, Personal Branding & Career Readiness, or Data Visualization.
The PMBA with a Sports Management Specialization is provides in partnership with FIU; Real Madrid C.F.; and Real Madrid Graduate School — Universidad Europea (EURM UE), This 17-month program brings together sports leaders, executives and faculty from around the world to provide the skills needed to manage sports organizations across the globe. Students in this program have the option to attend two residencies in Miami and Madrid.
All FIU Online MBA programs utilize discussion boards, email, and chat; academic coaches; and online e-advising and e-tutoring, for seamless program delivery. Five start dates are available and all options are AACSB accredited. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or for leadership roles across industries.
Founded in 1965, Florida International University is Miami’s first and only four-year, public research university. Serving more than 56,000 students, FIU is also one of the top 10 largest universities in the nation. This R1: Doctoral University provides more than 190 degree programs across 24 colleges and schools. Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The School of Business Administration at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has an AACSB-accredited Online MBA program that can be completed through the Standard Track in two years. This option allows students to take two courses per term. For students seeking a slower pace, a one-course per term option is available. Students may start the Ole Miss Online MBA at any term and courses for the program are delivered by the same faculty who teach on-campus.
Consisting of 36 credit hours, the Online MBA at University of Mississippi helps students develop interpersonal, entrepreneurial, communication, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. Course examples Management of Technology and Innovation; Supply Chain Management; Business Planning and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Marketing Management; Leadership and Ethics; Organizational Behavior; and Predictive Modeling and Analytics.
The Ole Miss Online MBA also includes a Strategic Management Capstone. Students will complete this course after the first year to evaluate knowledge skills acquired as they relate to real business problems and decision environments.
Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue leadership roles in all areas of Business. School of Business Administration alumni work for companies such as Amazon and Adobe, on Wall Street, and for a number of NFL teams.
University of Mississippi was chartered on February 24, 1844. The school opened on November 6, 1848 as the state’s flagship university with a liberal arts curriculum, four faculty members, and 80 students. Today, Ole Miss serves approximately 19,870 students enrolled in hundreds of programs across 16 colleges and schools. University of Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
University of South Florida (USF) is home to Muma College of Business, which has an Online MBA Program with just one residency requirement. This provides the opportunity for students to network with peers, meet faculty, and interact with industry leaders. Students in the program also have the option to participate in Immersion Courses and/or short-term study abroad experiences in locations around the world.
Other program features include online workshops and webinars; additional networking events; asynchronous courses; teambuilding projects; weekly discussions; and collaboration sessions. To develop skills in a specific area, the USF MUMA Online MBA has Concentrations in Blue Economy; Compliance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering; Cybersecurity; Healthcare Analytics; Finance; and Data Analytics.
The Online MBA at University of South Florida can be completed in as little as one year full-time, or two-three years part-time. Upon completion of this AACSB-accredited program, graduates are prepared for leadership roles in across all industries in the U.S. and around the world. Recent USF Muma MBA graduates have been recruited by a number of international companies and some have secured positions at a number of top Florida corporations.
University of South Florida was founded in 1956. The school serves approximately 49,765 students across campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. Students choose from 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs at the graduate, specialist, and doctoral levels. Programs at USF are housed across 14 colleges. University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Loyola University New Orleans (Loyno) is home to the College of Business, which has several online options for professionals seeking a graduate business degree. Options include the MBA; MBA/Master of Pastoral Studies; MBA/Master of Criminology & Justice; and MBA/JD.
Students in all programs must complete the MBA Program Curriculum, which consists of 36-39 credit hours. This includes three to six credits of foundational coursework, 18 credits of functional core coursework, nine elective credits that can be applied toward an optional certificate, and six credit hours for the Dynamic Capstone. Certificates are awarded to students who complete a minimum of nine credits in areas such as Operations, Healthcare Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or Finance.
The Dynamic Capstone is a combination of an experiential learning practicum and final capstone project, where students have the opportunity to work with a corporation, startup, or nonprofit. Throughout the capstone, students will collaborate with peers on the project and case analysis. Experiential consulting practicum options may include the Global Practicum (global immersion project), IdeaCorps MBA Consulting Challenge (entrepreneurial-focused competition where students help advance startups through various stages of development), or Non-Profit Consulting Practicum (live consulting experience with a non-profit organization).
Graduates of the Online MBA and Dual Degree programs at Loyola University New Orleans are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or to pursue leadership positions such as Operations Manager or Director, Faith-Based Healthcare Leader, Public Policy Advocate, Business Consultant, Nonprofit Director, VP for Mission Integration, Investment Fund Manager, Health Services Manager, Account Executive, Marketing Manager or Director, Agency Director, Non-Profit Executive, Financial Manager, and Entrepreneur.
Established in 1904 as Loyola College, Loyola University New Orleans is a private, Jesuit university that serves approximately 4,550 students enrolled in close to 150 programs across five colleges and Loyola Online. Situated on 24 acres across from Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo, Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Loyno is also a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU).
West Virginia University (WVU) is home to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Named after former Cisco CEO, the Chambers College provides 22 degree programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate. Within the College is the Department of Business Administration, which houses an AACSB-accredited Online MBA.
Also available in a hybrid delivery format, the program consist of a Virtual Orientation, where students can introduce themselves to peers, faculty, and teammates. Two three-day residencies allow students to work on projects and network. A typical schedule includes eight credit hours each fall and spring semester and four to seven credit hours each summer semester. Many courses in the fall and spring semesters are a half semester in length, which results in students taking just one to two courses at a time. Course examples include Global Trade and Supply Chain; Management Information Systems; Decision Analysis for Executives; Managerial and Team Skills; Legal Environment and Ethics; Corporate Leadership; and Marketing Strategy.
All coursework for this 30 credit hour (10 course) program can be complete online, and qualified students may add a certificate such as Business Cybersecurity Management; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; or Business Data Analytics.
The WVU Chambers Online MBA also has an optional Integrated Marketing Communications Emphasis (AOE). This focus area consists of four courses (12 credits) including Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications; Brand Equity Management; Emerging Media and the Market; and Audience Insight.
Other program features include access to academic life coaches, technology services, virtual WVU library services, online tutoring, and career services at the Center for Career Development (CCD).
Graduates of the Online MBA at West Virginia University are prepared for leadership roles such as Business Intelligence Manager, Human Resource Specialist, Business Manager, Controller, Administrative Service Manager, Financial Manager, Real Estate Manager, and Business Continuity Planner.
Founded in 1867, West Virginia University (Morgantown) is the flagship campus of the West Virginia University System. The WVU Morgantown campus serves approximately 24,740 students enrolled in 355 majors at all levels. Programs are housed across 13 colleges and schools. A public, land-grant institution, West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The College of Business and Global Affairs (CBGA) at University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) houses the Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Political Science; and the Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems. Within the Departments are more than 30 programs leading to degrees at all levels. Among these programs is an AACSB-accredited MBA that has been educating business students since 1978.
The UT Martin MBA has two delivery options designed for working professionals including Hybrid and Online. Both programs feature a curriculum that focuses on leadership and global management. Students in the programs benefit from small class sizes, collaborative projects, and several concentrations. These include General, Agricultural Business, Sports Business, and Human Resource (HR) Management.
The General MBA consists of 30 credit hours. The Agricultural Sports, and HR concentrations require 33 credit hours. Across all options and delivery methods, students will take courses such Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Corporate Finance, Analytics and Operations Management, Managerial Economics, Business Policy and Strategy, Managerial Accounting, and Marketing Strategy.
The Online MBA at UT Martin is cohort-based. There are no required campus visits, so students communicate with classmates and instructors through discussion boards, email, virtual classrooms, and virtual group meeting rooms. The Hybrid MBA requires five visits to campus per semester. All UTM MBA students have virtual access to the UT Martin Library, which features journal articles and a variety of other materials and periodicals. Assignments and exams for the Online MBA are completed and submitted online.
Both the Online MBA and Hybrid MBA at UT Martin can be completed in as few as 18 months. Graduates are prepared to pursue management in areas such as Consulting, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Sports, Agriculture, Information Technology, Retail, and Entertainment.
University of Tennessee at Martin was founded as the Hall-Moody Institute in 1900. serving more than 6,800 students, the school provides more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs, and eight graduate degrees with 22 specialized concentrations. Programs at University of Tennessee at Martin are housed across more than 25 colleges and departments. University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M or FAMU) is home to the School of Business and Industry (SBI) and the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR). Together, the SBI and SGSR provide an MBA program that can be completed entirely online. Students without a Business degree are welcome to apply.
Program features include the opportunity team collaboration and cohort-based courses; the option to focus in one or more areas through 15 credit hours of required electives; participation in graduate case competitions; access to an extensive network of corporate employers; and optional study abroad experiences.
The FAMU Online MBA requires 43 credit hours. Course examples for the program include Systems Theory & Design; Global Logistics; Business Policy & Strategic Management; Managerial Research Methods; Legal Issues and Environment; Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. Students will also complete the Graduate Leadership Seminar.
This one credit our experience consists of structured leadership roles, team activities, and workshops designed to enhance supervisory, management, and leadership skills. Throughout the Seminar, students are evaluated on their managerial performance and the positive leadership they exhibit.
The Online MBA at Florida A&M University takes just one year to complete, full-time. Graduates are prepared to pursue leadership roles at places such Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PwC, Amazon, Universal Studios, Microsoft, Disney, EY, Apple, Bank of America, Florida Department of Children & Families, Publix, Tallahassee Memorial Care, and Baptist Health.
Founded in 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University serves nearly 10,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 70 countries. With a main campus in Tallahassee and several satellite campuses across Florida, FAMU provides more than 100 degree programs across 14 colleges and schools. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The MBA program at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) can be completed entirely online. Housed in the College of Business (COB), the program requires 10 courses that explore the most in-demand areas of business. Courses include Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage; Managing People; Business and Administration Communication; Information Resource Management; Managerial Data Analysis for Managers; Marketing Management; Financial Valuation: Models and Applications; and Applications of Accounting Information.
Other program features include collaborative projects; elective options that provide the opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge in a specific area; and courses taught by professors with real world experience.
Graduates of the Online MBA at Auburn University at Montgomery are prepared to pursue leadership roles across industries. Potential job titles include Computer and Information Systems Manager; Financial Manager; Marketing Manager; Advertising and Promotions Manager; and Operations Manager.
Auburn University at Montgomery was established in 1967. The school serves approximately 5,210 students enrolled in more than 90 programs degree programs across five colleges. AUM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
In 1979, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina AT&T) became the first institution in the Piedmont Triad of NC to earn AACSB accreditation for its business programs.
The Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina AT&T houses the Department of Management and the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Within these Departments are three MBA Concentrations including General Management, Human Resources Management, and Supply Chain Management. All options may be completed entirely online.
Across options, students will complete 36 credit hours, including 24 credits of core courses and 12 credits of concentration courses. General Management students will complete Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Applications; Strategic Logistics Management; Organizational Communication; and the Practicum or Internship. Human Resources Management students will take Staffing Workforce Planning and Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee Relations and Development; Human Resource Management and Strategy.
The Supply Chain Management Concentration includes Strategic Logistics Management; Procurement Logistics and Supply Management; Global Supply Chain Design Manage; and Supply Chain Systems Integration.
Examples of core courses for all options include Strategic Marketing; Managerial Accounting Decision Making Concepts; Operations Management; Business Analytics; Corporate Strategy and Policy; Managerial Economics; and Management and Organizational Behavior.
The culminating experience for the North Carolina AT&T is the Corporate Strategy and Policy Capstone. This course covers topics such as Control, Strategy Implementation, Crafting Corporate and Business-Level Strategy, Managing Strategic Change, and Strategic Role of the General Manager.
Others areas covered include analyzing industry evolution, global rivalry, building a firm’s capability to sustain competitive advantage, and ethical reasoning as it relates to strategic competitive decisions. Course objectives are accomplished through extensive case analysis across industries and managerial settings to give students the opportunity to apply strategic management skills and tools.
Graduates of the Online MBA at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have enjoyed a 90% job placement rate—before graduation. Program alumni have been hired at Boeing, KPMG, Amazon, Shell Oil, Volvo Corporation, Rubbermaid, John Deere, XPO Logistics, and International Paper. Graduates have also been accepted into some of the most competitive PhD programs in the country.
Founded in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University serves approximately 13,489 students enrolled in more than 140 programs across nine colleges and schools, and AT&T Online. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Citadel is home to the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business (BSB). Accredited by AACSB, the BSB houses an MBA program that can be completed entirely online using Canvas and Zoom. The majority of the coursework for the program is asynchronous. This allows students to complete assignments on their schedule and at their own pace.
Some classes for the program consist of optional live lectures, so they do not require attendance. However, students participate in weekly discussion boards and occasionally use video technology for teamwork or presentations.
Serving approximately 215 students, the Online MBA at The Citadel requires 36 credit hours consisting of two essentials courses, seven core courses, two electives, and a Capstone. Students may add the Technical Project Management Certificate or the Leadership Certificate to enhance the degree. Three Capstone options are available and include Global Business Strategy, Strategic Consulting Experience, and Business Plan. The Capstone is worth three credits.
All Citadel MBA students are required to take and complete the Principled Leadership Seminar course in the first semester of the program. Essentials courses include Effective Leadership I-II. Core courses include Managing Innovation; Quantitative Methods for Operations Management; Information Technology Management; Ethical Leadership and Organization Behavior; Accounting for Executives; Corporate Financial Management; and Strategic Marketing.
The Online MBA program at The Citadel can be completed in as little as a year on a full-time schedule. On average, however, students finish the program in two years. Graduates are prepared for careers with the U.S. Military, government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, and medical systems, among others.
Founded in 1842, The Citadel is a public senior military college that serves 3,510 students enrolled in 31 undergraduate majors and 57 minors; pre-health and pre-law programs; and dozens of graduate degree programs. Also known as the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel comprises sixteen departments housed across five schools. The Citadel is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Arkansas State University (A-State) is home to the Neil Griffin College of Business, which houses the Department of Management and Marketing (DMM). Within the DMM is an MBA Program that can be completed 100% online. Students have the option to add a Concentration in Agricultural Business, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Management, or Marketing.
This AACSB-accredited graduate business program requires eight core courses totaling 24 credit hours and three business electives totaling nine credit hours. Core course examples include Fundamentals of Project Management, Managerial Economics, Corporate Financial Management, Business Analytics, and Strategic Management.
Students may select electives from any concentration. Examples include Sourcing and Procurement, Data Mining, Global Supply Chain Management, Consumer Behavior and Food Marketing, International Financial Markets, Business Cycles and Forecasting, Logistics Operations, Leadership Development, and Service Marketing Strategy.
Online MBA program at Arkansas State University can be completed in as few as 12 months or up to two years. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities with their current employer or leadership roles such as General Manager or Director of Operations.
Founded in 1909, Arkansas State University serves 14,085 students, including close to 900 international students. The school provides more 150 areas of study leading to a degree. Programs are housed across seven colleges. Arkansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The School of Business Administration at Stetson University opened in 1897. Today, it is one of less than 200 business schools worldwide to be accredited in both Accounting and Business by AACSB International. The School provides 13 Majors, 15 Minors, and five Graduate programs that feature real-world project projects, cultural immersion, and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for leadership roles in local, national, and global markets.
At the graduate level, Stetson has two MBA Programs that can be completed entirely online including the General MBA and Dual Master of Healthcare (MHA)/MBA). A joint MS/MBA with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (the UF MSPharm + Stetson MBA) is also available.
The Stetson School of Business General MBA and Dual Master of Healthcare (MHA)/MBA deliver coursework in eight-week sessions, and the GMAT is not required for admission. Consisting of 36 credit hours, the General MBA combines synchronous live online sessions with prerecorded lectures. Live online sessions are held on weekday evenings.
Students may focus in a specific area through nine requires elective credits. Course examples for the program include Technology for Business Transformation, Strategic Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Advanced Financial Management, and Marketing Decision Making. Students can complete the Stetson Online General MBA in 16 months (full-time) or 34 months (part-time).
The MHA/MBA is a two-year program delivered in the same format as the General Online MBA. At the end of this program, students will receive an MBA from Stetson University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from AdventHealth University.
The UF MSPharm + Stetson MBA is a 10-year partnership between UF and Stetson University. Designed for students interested a leadership role in the Pharmacy industry or Healthcare Administration, UF MSPharm + Stetson MBA allows students to concurrently enroll in both programs, and earn both degrees in as few as three years—all while working full-time.
Coursework is delivered online and consists of 26 credits in the UF Online MS and 27 credits in the Stetson MBA. MS Tracks include Applied Pharmacoeconomics; Managed Care Pharmacy Systems; Pharmaceutical Regulation; and Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications. Sample MBA courses include Technology for Business Transformation; Advanced Financial Management; Organizational Theory and Behavior; Marketing Decision-Making; and Strategic Management.
There are no Thesis, GMAT or GRE requirements for the UF MSPharm + Stetson MBA.
Graduates of the MBA programs at Stetson University go on to achieve promotions in their current careers or to other mid- to high-level positions at companies across the globe. Program alumni are Supply Chain Managers, Chief Executives, Sales Managers, Business Intelligence Analysts, Agents and Business Managers, General and Operations Managers, Loss Prevention Managers, Business Continuity Planners, and Compliance Managers.
Examples of companies that have hired Stetson MBA alumni include The Walt Disney Company, AdventHealth, Verizon, and Gaylord Hotels.
DeLand Academy was inaugurated by Henry A. DeLand and Dr. John H. Griffith on Nov. 5, 1883. Today, the school’s first academic building still stands as the oldest building in Florida in continuous use for higher education. DeLand University was renamed to John B. Stetson University in 1889. Serving approximately 3,940 students across three central Florida campuses (DeLand, Tampa, and Gulfport) Stetson University provides 70 programs at all degree levels.
Programs are housed across the College of Law (Florida’s first law school), the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
East Carolina University (ECU) became the first school in the state to offer a fully accredited Online MBA in 2004/2005. Housed in the ECU College of Business (COB), the Online MBA is identical to the on-campus program, which has been AACSB accredited since 1967.
The Online MBA at ECU provides to opportunity to customize the program through more than 30 different elective options from specialized areas or one of 14 COB-affiliated certificates. Elective examples include Electronic Markets; Systems Analysis and Design; Fraud Examination; Strategic Logistics Management; Sports Marketing; International Management; Leading with Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Global Marketing; Real Estate Analysis; Entrepreneurship; and Management of Financial Risk.
Most certificates require four or five courses. ECU MBA students can choose from certificates within the College of Business or in departments outside of the COB (Partner Certificates). COB examples include Leadership in Organizations; Business Analytics; Management Information Systems; Sustainable Tourism; and Project Management. Partner Certificates include Development & Environmental Planning; Healthcare Management; International Management; Security Studies; and Sport Management.
The Online MBA at East Carolina University can be completed in as few as 11 classes or up to a maximum of 18. Graduates are prepared for advancement opportunities in their current careers or for leadership roles in industries such as Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, and Consulting.
Founded in 1907 as a teacher training school, East Carolina University serves 26,785 students enrolled in nearly 270 degree and certificate programs. Approximately 11,815 students (43.5% of the student body) are enrolled in STEM/Health Care programs. Degree and certificate options at ECU are housed across 12 colleges and schools. East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Sorrell College of Business (SCOB) at Troy University (TROY) houses Business and Accounting programs that have received separate AACSB accreditation. This achievement helped SCOB land a spot on the list of top 200 business schools worldwide. The College, which provides 14 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate programs, also has a 93% employment rate after graduation.
For students seeking a flexible MBA, SCOB at Troy University has an Online option that allows students to finish the program in a as little as a year on a full-time schedule or just 18-24 months on a part-time schedule. Terms for this 30-36 semester program are nine weeks, and students have the option to blend online learning with on-campus courses. Examples of MBA courses include Global Financial Management, Data Analysis for Global Managers, Global Strategic Marketing, and Global Business Strategy.
Three concentrations are also available and include General Business, Music Industry, and Business Intelligence. General Business students will select for a list of approved electives. The Music Industry Concentration features courses such as The Businesses of Music: Entrepreneurship Through American Music, Media, and Entertainment; Advanced Music Technologies; and Music Publishing. Examples of Business Intelligence courses include National Security Policy; Cyber Warfare; and U.S. Intelligence.
The Oline MBA program at Troy University culminates with the Capstone course—Global Business Strategy. Graduates are prepared to pursue management roles in areas such as Government, Health Care, Manufacturing, Hospitality, and Retail. Sample job titles include Operations Manager, Administrative Service Manager, Compliance Manager, Purchasing Manager, Loss Prevention Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Sales Manager, and Business Manager.
Troy University was established in 1887 as a training school for teachers. The school opened under the name State Normal School Troy. Today, TROY serves approximately 14,880 students enrolled in more than 200 degree programs and minors across five colleges and the Graduate School. Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The School of Business at Mercer University has an Online MBA taught by the same faculty that lead the on-campus program. Students have two options: the 30-hour accelerated track, which can be completed in as few as 12 months or the graduate certificate or concentration in the 36-hour track.
Certificates include Compliance, Regulation, and Analytics in Fintech; Women in Leadership; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Healthcare Management and Analytics; and Business and Data Analytics. Concentration options include Managing People and Change; Finance; Integrative Business; Marketing; Global Business; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Health Care Management; and Accounting.
Other program features include small class sizes with personalized attention; in-demand courses such as Social Media and eMarketing, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, and International Management; support from Mercer’s advising and career experts; and AACSB accreditation.
The Mercer Online MBA culminates with the three credit hour MBA Capstone, which provides the opportunity to correlate, integrate, and apply the concepts and principles learned in the core and elective courses of the program.
Graduates of the Online MBA at Mercer University are prepared to pursue opportunities across many industries. Potential roles include Benefits Manager; Market Researcher; Supply Chain Analyst; Portfolio Manager; Financial Analyst; Health Care Administrator; Customer Engagement Manager; and Sales Director.
Mercer University was Founded in 1833 Georgia Baptists. The institution was initially a male preparatory school known as Mercer Institute. Today, Mercer serves approximately 8,925 students from the U.S. and 57 countries. More than 180 academic programs are provided across 12 colleges and schools. Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Brenau University launched its first online programs in 1998. Among the schools distance learning options is an MBA that can be completed in 1.5 years. Housed in the College of Business and Mass Communication, the program requires 30-42 credit hours and 13 concentrations are available. Examples include Nonprofit Leadership; Human Resource Management; Negotiation Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Digital Marketing; Strategic Thinking and Innovation; Business Analytics; and Project Management.
Across all options, students benefit from small class sizes; an experiential curriculum with courses such as Budgeting for Managers, Excellence in Operations, and Management of People; access to career resources and networking opportunities; and the opportunity to select coursework from the Global Sequence. Examples include Cross-Cultural Business Challenges; Global Moral Responsibility; International Business Experience; and International Organizational Behavior.
Graduates of the Online MBA at Brenau University are prepared for advanced or leadership roles in Business, Accounting, Finance, Retail, and the Global Market. Examples of potential roles include Management Analyst, Marketing Manager, Accountant, and Financial Analyst.
Founded in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, Brenau University serves 3,500 students enrolled in 38 Bachelor’s, 38 Master’s, and 10 Doctoral degree programs across seven colleges and schools. Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).